Quarantine-free travel from New Zealand to Australia has recommenced from 1 November 2021.

Quarantine-free travel from Australia to New Zealand remains suspended.

More information is available on the Department of Health and New Zealand’s COVID-19 websites.

Australia Travel Declaration

Travellers to Australia should complete an Australia Travel Declaration (ATD) at least 72 hours before departure. The ATD contains a declaration regarding your vaccination status that is considered to be critical health information. You must be able to provide evidence that you made this declaration before boarding the aircraft.

This is an enforceable requirement on travellers who are more than 12 years and 3 months old when their flight departs.  A person who fails to comply with the requirement may be liable to a civil penalty (fine) of 30 penalty units (currently $6,660 AUD).  This is set out in Section 46 of the Biosecurity Act 2015.  Travellers who do not make the declaration before they board their flight will be delayed when arriving in Australia.

Travellers who should complete an Australia Travel Declaration:

Travellers who do not need to complete an Australia Travel Declaration:

  • flight crew
  • foreign diplomats
  • people travelling on military flights
  • people arriving by sea (both crew and passengers).

The Australia Travel Declaration collects your contact details in Australia, flight details, vaccination information, quarantine requirements and your health status.

This information helps the Australian Government determine your quarantine arrangements (if required) and also allows the relevant health departments to contact you if someone you travelled with tests positive for COVID-19. 

Before you come to Australia, you may also need:

Starting your declaration

Before you start your declaration, have the below information ready:

  • passport details
  • evidence of vaccination
  • trip information
  • destination details
  • contact details.

You will need to create an account, which will allow you to manage your current and future declarations in one place. However, you cannot update your answers once a declaration has been submitted. You will need to submit a new Australia Travel Declaration and then delete the previous one. This includes if there is a change in your flight, health status or you made a mistake.

You can still create a new declaration, even if the old one has a message displaying it is being deleted.

Parents should complete a declaration for any child under 15 years of age. Anyone who is 15 years old and over should complete their own declaration.

Note: Giving false or misleading information to the Australian Government is a serious offence. If convicted, the maximum penalty is imprisonment for 12 months.

Once you’ve completed the Australia Travel Declaration, you will receive an email confirmation with details you can show (either electronically or printed) before you board your flight and on arrival in Australia.

Your email will have either a:

  • green response (with a tick), indicating you have met one of the following conditions:
    • quarantine-free arrival, or
    • pre-approved home quarantine.
  • blue response (with an hourglass), if you need to quarantine on arrival
  • red response (with a cross), your airline will decide if you can travel. If you are allowed to travel to Australia, you will need to quarantine on arrival.

All travellers should check the arrangements in both their place of arrival and place of final destination, as quarantine requirements are different in each Australian state and territory.

Submitting your declaration

You do not have to pay for an Australia Travel Declaration — it is free.

You can complete your Australia Travel Declaration by:

Support (desktop version)

For support with the mobile Australia Travel Declaration app, refer to the frequently asked questions within the app.

For help with the desktop Australia Travel Declaration online form, see below.

I can’t create an account

You need to verify your email twice before you create an account.

Click ‘send verification code’ and then check your email. The verification code is sent from Microsoft on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs (msonlineservicesteam@microsoftonline.com)
 

Steps Actions
1 Enter the verification code and click ‘verify code
2 Enter your password, display name and click ‘create’
3 It will ask you to verify again for security purposes, select send ‘verification code’
4 Enter the verification code and select verify code
5 A message will display that confirms your code has been verified, select continue.

The verification code is only valid for 4 minutes from the time you receive it.

The Australia Travel Declaration will time out after 30 minutes of inactivity.

I’m logged out or timed-out of an unfinished Australia Travel Declaration

You cannot save an unfinished Australia Travel Declaration.

If it times out before you complete it, you will need to begin a new Australia Travel Declaration.

I can’t complete or submit the Australia Travel Declaration

If you cannot get past Step 1, check the following:

  • you are using Microsoft Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox. Internet Explorer will not work.
  • remove all spaces and any characters apart from letters and numbers from the travel document number field, when entering your passport details
  • ensure special characters such as hyphens (-) and apostrophes (‘) are removed (only use letters and numbers in personal information fields).
  • complete all the required fields marked with a red asterisk (*).

If you cannot get past Step 2, check the following:

  • Complete all the required fields. These are marked with a red asterisk (*).

If you cannot get past the final step, check the following:

  • click on the ‘Important Notice’ link
  • tick the declaration box if you agree to consent
  • click ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the screen.

I haven’t received an email confirmation after submitting a declaration

If you cannot see your Australia Travel Declaration outcome email, check your junk or spam folder.

You can log into your Australia Travel Declaration account to see your submission and outcome at any time.

I can’t log in to my account after submitting the Australia Travel Declaration

If you are unable to log into your submitted Australia Travel Declaration, you can reset your password:

Steps Actions
1 Click on ‘forgot your password?’ (below the password field on the login screen)
2 Enter your email address in the required field and click on ‘Send verification code
3 You will receive an email with a verification code from Microsoft on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs (msonlineservicesteam@microsoftonline.com).
4 Enter the verification code and select ‘verify code’
5 Your email address will be verified, select ‘continue’
6 You will need to repeat this verification process for security purposes – follow steps 2 to 5 again.
7 Enter new password
8 Confirm new password

Once the password has been reset, you should be able to log back into the submitted Australia Travel Declaration.

Enter flight details correctly

Enter the details of the flight that arrives in Australia. You can find this on your booking confirmation.

Correct format for flight numbers are NZ103 (not NZ0103), QF2 (not QF002).

Update passport details

Once you have submitted your Australia Travel Declaration, you can update your passport details, however you will then need to submit a new declaration. You may wish to delete any previous declarations.

To update your passport details:

  • login to your account
  • select your name (with a drop-down arrow next to it) at the top of the homepage and choose ‘Manage travel documents’
  • select ‘Edit’ to update your passport details,  and then select ‘Save’
  • delete your existing declaration and submit a new Australia Travel Declaration  

If you cannot complete the declaration again to correct your details, it will not delay or prevent you from boarding your aircraft, subject to meeting your airline’s requirements.